lundi 4 mars 2013


       The Friends of the           Anglophone Library


The play reading of « Love Letters » was a smash hit. We had a full house, almost 50 people came to enjoy the talents of Katharine Claringbull and Lawrence McGuire. Many thanks to the organisers, Philippe Marchand, Caroline DiMiceli and Phil Claringbull.

 We have another event coming up on 12th April ; SHARDS OF LIGHT,a festive medley of recitals, readings and song. Dialogues and monologues, short extracts from fiction, poems old and modern and period songs presented by as many as ten voices should provide a miscellany to make you smile, reflect, relax and laugh.

Date  12 April at 6pm     Venue: Martin Luther King Annex, 27 Boulevard Louis Blanc   Montpellier

There will be a small charge of 5 euros which will also entitle you to drinks and nibbles. Please prepare an envelope with 5 euros per person inside to hand in when you arrive. This small sum covers the drinks and nibbles, anything left over goes to buy new books.

Please send an email to before 6th April to let us know if you plan to attend so that we can organise quantities. This event is open to all.


Thanks to members who subscribe to various magazines we have a good choice of


The Economist                          The Week (a compilation of world news)

London Review of Books          The Spectator   (political comment and culture)

Intelligent Life (a cultural magazine published by the Economist Group)

The Oldie (culture and fun for older members!)                Time              


The new books have arrived, another excellent choice which should ensure some happy reading for all tastes. We keep very much up to date with new literature but obviously we have to make choices given our limited funds and need to remain pretty mainstream.

There are some good books in the permanent Book Sale, some of which we may donate to the library on the beach in Carnon in the summer for tourists in exchange for some publicity


Foal members can pencil in June 20th 6pm for the Annual General Meeting, this will be confirmed in the next Newsletter